Eve Carson Scholarship Has Two Recipients

Two juniors — Caroline Fish of Raleigh and Chase Jones of Greensboro — have been named Eve Carson Scholars.

The scholarship will fund half the cost of attendance in their senior years, plus $5,000 each for a summer enrichment experience.

Fish is double-majoring in psychology and English and comparative literature, with a minor in creative writing. Jones is majoring in business administration with a minor in exercise and sport science.

A nine-member selection committee of students, faculty, staff and alumni chose Fish and Jones from among 123 applicants.

Thomas Edwards, a senior biology major with a minor in chemistry who directed the scholarship program this year, said the committee decided to choose two recipients instead of the usual one.

“We felt it was important to spread the responsibility of being an Eve Carson Scholar to more than one person,” he said. “This decision was made in consultation with the Carson family as well as this year’s scholar, Elinor Benami.”

Carson ’08, UNC’s 2007-08 student body president, was killed in March 2008. One of what she called her “big ideas” as president was to create a merit-based scholarship for UNC juniors. The scholarship was established in her memory to honor balanced, ambitious students who have shown strong involvement in leadership roles at Carolina and have a 3.0 or higher grade-point average in their first three undergraduate years.

Fish has worked toward solving the problems of sexual assault and domestic violence and, with campus colleagues, is producing a documentary to raise awareness about sexual violence. She also has studied abroad in France, where she worked to help victims of sexual assault.

Jones has worked with patients at the N.C. Children’s Hospital and next year will lead the Carolina Dreams Program, which connects athletes to children in the hospital. A varsity baseball player, he overcame brain cancer during his first year at Carolina.

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